Hundreds rush to meet registration deadline
As the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) yesterday prepared to wrap up its registration process, scores of unregistered persons, both young and old, flooded locations all across the country, for their last minute registrations.
Although the lines moved at a sluggish pace, many were prepared to wait out of fear that they might be penalized since it was announced via the media, that persons eligible and unregistered will be prosecuted.
And as such, many were calling on GECOM to extend the registration process, so as to provide late registrants, most of whom are a part of the working world, a chance to get registered.
“I does got to work. Me boss man don’t want give me time off,” Anita Gomes said.
She noted that there are many like herself, who, in fear of losing their jobs, prefer not to get registered.
Meanwhile, several persons at the Little Diamond location yesterday vented their anger on the fact that that location has also been conducting registrations for persons in the Diamond and Grove Housing Schemes respectively.
This publication observed as several persons, after examining the lengthy line, opted to leave without being registered.